FAMILY LAW 101
Not all legal issues happen in the workplace or public eye. Sometimes they are private, personal conflicts that people face in their everyday lives. Issues like these – such as divorce, alimony, or child support – can be some of the hardest challenges to face. Issues like these are usually called “family law”. Family law is very serious, and something that Nelson Law Group does not take lightly. Below are some of the most common questions and answers about family law.
Do I need an attorney if I am getting a divorce?
Normally both parties consult a lawyer in a divorce case. A case can take anywhere from six months to one year to complete, depending on how many factors play a role in the case.
How much do divorce cases cost?
A simple case can cost around $2,000, and prices can rise from there depending on how complex the case is.
Is everything in a divorce case split evenly between the parties?
Usually it is not an even split between parties. The court will split everything equitably to make it as fair for both parties as possible.
Who usually gets custody of the children in a divorce case?
There are many factors to consider when deciding custody of the children in a divorce case. Age, schooling, work, and well-being all play a role in who gets custody of the children. However, one of the top priorities of family law cases is that both parties get equal time and responsibility of the children.